Here are a couple of quick video looks at the the new 50011 Lord Of The Rings: The Battle Of Helm’s Deep and 50003 Batman games. I’m really stoked to get both of these and the inclusion of Nightwing and Batgirl as characters makes me hopeful of near future minifig releases. Erik and I both agreed she’ll need a new molded helmet with red hair sticking out the back. Groovy.
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Erik Varszegi’s demonstration videos for the four new Lord Of The Rings sets are ready to view on the FBTB Youtube channel, so take a look and let us know what you think. This may be the last of the video posts tonight, but Lone Ranger and a few strays will be forthcoming.
Both Batman and Lord of the Rings are getting board games this fall, with awesome microfig line-ups sure to please fans.
The anthropomorphic characters don’t work quite as well with printed faces alone, but it still looks fun and has some interesting parts for a decent price so it might be worth looking in to.
Update: Amazon seems to have run through it’s stock and is now available through third party sellers at a slightly higher price. Congrats to you if you managed to buy.
Amazon seems to be price matching nobody as they have reduced the price of Lord of the Rings set 9473 The Mines of Moria by 26% off. It is now only $59.00. This set contains 4 of the 9 members of the fellowship of the Ring: Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, and Legolas. Oh, it also comes with over 700 pieces too, in case you know, you want to build something.
Even though quite a lot of these sets have only just come out, Very.co.uk, are already having a sale on all Lego. There’s some 20% knocked off all sets and 50% knocked off the price of Series 9 minifigures! Stocks may be rather limited of the latter. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE SETS THEY STOCK.
Steve Poulsen built this massive version of the fortress at Helm’s Deep for ULUG’s presentation at the Great Basin Train Club when they decided to add some LotR scenes to their layout. He says it took him around 100 hours and lists not only building stats, but future upgrades he plans to make because he’s not satisfied yet. I don’t even care if the rockwall make it more of a Helm’s Shallow because it looks impressive and the desire to frame it off from the surrounding displays not only makes sense, but makes for better pictures.
There were 4 new Lord Of The Rings sets on display … now, I confessed last year that I’d neither read any of the books nor had I lasted more than 45 minutes into any of the films and I’m afraid that is still true, so, I’m gonna be properly rusty on the details here! Sorry folks …
The sets are due out in August and are as follows …
79005 The Wizard Battle … a small set featuring Gandalf The Grey, Saruman and Eye of Sauron (which appeared to be a special minifig head, although no idea on details as it wasn’t actually there … just an artists impression!). Price point £11.99.
79006 The Council of Elrond … there’s a sort of building and a table, around which I assume the council can gather. Features 4 minifigures, Elrond, Arwen, Frodo and Gimli. Price point £29.99.
79007 Battle At The Black Gate … an impressive looking black castle type thing, featuring 5 minifigures, Aragorn, Gandalf The White, Mouth Of Sauron and 2 Mordor Orcs. Price point £59.99.
79008 Pirate Ship Ambush … a rather large pirate ship, although the deck is quite sparse. PLENTY of minifigures though … Aragorn, Legolas Greenleaf, Gimli, King Of The Dead, 2 Soldier’s Of The Dead, Pirate of Umbar (which I believe was played by Peter Jackson himself in the film) and 2 Mordor Orcs. Price point £89.99.
And that is pretty much all I can say about that!
After reviewing Helm’s Deep, I had fully intended to review the small army-builder companion set, Uruk-hai army. Life (and laziness) are kind of funny like that. Since that time, we’ve gotten a new wave of Hobbit sets, the release of the movie, and renewed focus on the line.
At $30, The Uruk-Hai army is prime army builder fodder. While more expensive than a battle pack, it offers some full set features, and is designed to stick on the side of Helm’s Deep. So, does the value really stack up? (more…)
I love this gorgeous recreation of the perilous scene from Fellowship of the Ring, as depicted by Adam Dodge (dodge_a)
My favorite part is the snowy mountain that dominates the entire feature, but I also dig the poor minifigs who look in constant danger of falling off.
A whole series of creative vignettes like these from the LOTR saga would make for a really fun and impressive home display of minifigs (and building skill!)